Air Pollution Control Public Notices

Memphis Daily News Publication Date: February 7, 2017 

The Shelby County Health Department (Department), Pollution Control Section has received applications to construct or modify air contaminant sources at the following locations and of the following descriptions.  These permitting actions are not subject to the Prevention of Significant Air Quality Deterioration (PSD) requirements, as described in the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Section 1200-3-9.01 (4)(a)2. 

Initial Filing

Blues City Brewery, LLC
5151 East Raines Road, Memphis
Requesting a permit to operate a 134 MMBtu/hr natural gas boiler.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
6262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis
Requesting a permit to install two Caterpillar Emergency Generators rated at 2500 ekW each. 

A copy of the application materials used by the Department is available for public inspection at the Pollution Control Section office, during normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm).  Interested parties are invited to review these materials and provide written comments.  Written comments will be accepted for a period of thirty (30) calendar days after the date of this public notice at the following address:

Shelby County Health Department
Attn: Robert Rogers P.E., Technical Manager
814 Jefferson Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38105


Memphis Daily News Publication Date: February 10, 2017 


The Memphis & Shelby County Air Pollution Control Board (Board) will hold a meeting at the Renaissance Center, 555 Beale Street, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 2:30pm.

 Agenda items will include:


  • Air Pollution Control Section Budget, Emissions and PermitFees, which are charged to Shelby County industries.
  • Information on efforts to remove special summertime vapor pressure requirements for gasoline sold within Shelby County.
  • Other matters the Shelby County Health Department’s Pollution Control Section and Board deem necessary for the operation of the Air Pollution Control Program under the local air pollution codes and the Board’s by-laws.


The meeting is open to the public.


The Shelby County Health Department – Pollution Control Section (SCHD-PCS) is accepting public comments on a petition requesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise the provisions of 40 CFR §80.27(a)(2)(ii) and relax the federally imposed summertime gasoline RVP standard in Shelby County, Tennessee from 7.8-psi to 9.0-psi during ozone season.

A copy of the Shelby County, TN RVP Relaxation Request Petition is available for public inspection Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Pollution Control Section office, the address is provided below. In addition, an electronic copy of the proposal can be found at the following ftp site: Note: the username and password for this site are both “public”.

A public hearing has been scheduled at the Shelby County Health Department Auditorium located at 814 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 for Monday, April 3rd , 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Comments received will be distributed to members of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board for their review prior to approval and subsequent submission to the EPA. Anyone desiring to make oral comments at this public hearing is requested to prepare a written copy of those comments to be submitted to the hearing officer at the public hearing. Written comments will also be accepted for thirty (30) calendar days after the date of this public notice and will be included in the hearing record. Written comments should be addressed to:

Mr. Robert Rogers, Technical Manager

Pollution Control Section

Shelby County Health Department

814 Jefferson Ave., 4th Floor

Memphis, TN 38105


Individuals with disabilities who wish to review this information should contact the SCHD-PCS to discuss any auxiliary aids, accommodations or services needed to facilitate such review. Contact may be in person, writing, telephone or other means, and should be made no less than ten (10) days prior to the end of the public comment period to allow time to provide such aid or services.

Questions concerning these documents may be addressed to Mr. Bob Rogers at the above referenced address or by calling (901) 222-9599.